Citation mapping tool provided in ISI’s Web of Knowledge

"US Thomson Reuters adds new features to ISI Web of Knowledge platform 29 Jul 2008

The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters, US, has announced that new features have been added to ISI Web of Knowledge. Most notably, a citation mapping tool has been incorporated to provide researchers with a visual result to their research.

The citation mapping tool tracks an article’s cited and citing references through two generations, allowing researchers to visually discover an article’s wider relationships. The resulting ‘family tree’ of information can be utilised by the researcher to highlight the citation relationships most important to their research.

ISI Web of Knowledge is an integrated research platform that delivers access to diversified scholarly information in the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content. It provides users the ability to search the right content and find relevant information – whether that information is found in international journals, open access resources, books, patents, proceedings or websites.

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Source: Knowledgespeak Newsletter, July 29th.

From the ISI Thomson webpage What’s New:

Citation Mapping • Be the first to see the beta version of this powerful new Web of Science® visualization tool. Visualize citation relationships and understand the meaning of a cited reference search. Map citations by author, institution, country, subject, and more! ONLINE TUTORIAL